Everyone who lives with a cat knows where the real power lies, but here's a relationship quiz to see just how badly out of control you are.
1. When your cat is sitting in your Lazy Boy and you want to watch television, do you:
a) Tell her to get lost and shake the chair till she leaves.
b) Try to lure her away with the sound of a can opener.
c) Bring her some nibbles so she doesn't have to get up for dinner.
2. When you get a free sample of really expensive cat food, do you:
a) Try mixing in a little at a time with her regular food. She'll never know the difference. After all, it's free and you can't let it go to waste.
b) Throw it out quickly before she sees the price tag.
c) Immediately make it your regular brand. After all, who's the princess here?
3. When you find claw marks on your new couch do you:
a) Go out and buy two new scratching boards and some repellent for the couch.
b) Wrap the couch in rolls of sticky tape for the next six months.
c) Do nothing and tell your guests it's a new textured style that's all the fashion now.
4. When your cat wakes you at five am. every morning for breakfast, do you:
a) Start closing your bedroom door (with her on the other side) and invest in earplugs.
b) Leave out treat toys for her to find during the night to keep her occupied.
c) Get up dutifully every morning. Hey- how would you like to be hungry without the benefit of opposable thumbs?
5. When your cat destroys your favourite houseplants do you:
a) Put screening around the plants and invest in a pot of grass especially for cats.
b) Try hiding them or moving them around regularly to confuse her.
c) Move them down to floor level so she can reach them easier. After all, she looks so cute batting the leaves and pouncing on them.
6. If the vet says your cat is overweight, do you:
a) Get a harness to walk her regularly, buy a laser toy and switch to diet food.
b) Switch to diet food but don't change the label; she'll never know the difference.
c) Buy her a cute little pink exercise outfit and upload the pictures to Facebook.
If you selected all a's- You are practical and able to cope with life's problems, unswayed by cuteness. Are you sure your cat didn't pick you by default at the shelter? Maybe the dog put her up to it, or she just felt like a challenge that day.
If you selected all b's- You're underhanded and terribly foolish if you think you can get the better of a cat in a game of wits.
If you selected all c's- She saw you coming a mile away. She gives out hints to other cats on her blog on how to train humans.